Guilfordian Sends Journalists to Charlotte to Cover Convention
Last week, The Guilfordian ventured into territory where few college newspapers tread. With the Democratic National Convention taking place less than two hours away, the student newspaper seized the opportunity to send journalists to the high-profile event.
“I’d never done anything like it!” said Photo Editor Kacey Minnick ’13, who attended the convention with Senior Writer Victor Lopez. “But that was the thrill of it — trying to figure out everything all at the same time, all the while trying to take pictures of everything all at the same time.”
Unfortunately, the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., was a bit out of the way for The Guilfordian to send reporters. Even so, the opportunity to attend one of the two conventions was a great experience for both students.
“It was a madhouse, from bumping into delegates and Congressmen, to stopping and taking pictures of children playing by a fountain,” said Kacey. “I even ran into a CEO of a new company for security apps. I mean, where else could you do that?”
The event also served as a real-world learning opportunity.
“I was literally handed this opportunity in the middle of summer,” Kacey said. “I am so incredibly grateful for it; though it was just a week, I learned a lot about myself, how I operate as a photographer, and what it means to really push yourself in a strenuous environment.”
Story by David Pferdekamper ’12